The Sak Commits to a Sustainable Future
NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2019, The Sak reached an incredible milestone: a successful 30 Years of Craft. As The Sak kicks off the next thirty years, the company has already begun to embrace their vision to make the world better through thoughtfully crafted accessories, ethical practices and by building a social fabric that ignites a global community towards a greater purpose.
A Commitment to Sustainable and Ethical Design
Aligned with The Sak's mission to be socially and environmentally responsible (with a goal of 100% sustainability by 2029), the company aims to lower the environmental impact by working towards more sustainable production standards. To accomplish this, The Sak is focused on three pillars: products, people, planet:
Lowering the environmental impact of our products: Working towards more ethical standards to ensure that the materials and processes in our supply chain are sustainable.
Supporting our people: We have been trailblazers in the industry to ensure our employees have a meaningful work/life balance, as well as creating a lasting connection with our artisans, partners and consumers.
Caring for our planet: Growing our circle of nature related charities to make a positive impact on our ecosystem.
ReSak: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repair + Restore
Additionally, The Sak has partnered with several eco-friendly companies and organizations to help measure and reduce the environmental impacts of products throughout their life cycle. These initiatives include:
In addition, The Sak supports its female artisans who hand make our timeless crochet products, supporting their craft to safeguard their unique skills. The Sak has established a private fund which supports the healthcare and education of the female artisans of Negara and surrounding villages. A portion of sales of the limited-edition collection goes directly to the fund.
A Commitment to A Sustainable Livelihood:
It is essential to The Sak Brand Group ethos that all employees have a meaningful work/life balance and are provided with the resources to actively live out the company's values. The Sak offers all employees a generous flex-time policy, which allows for the opportunity to work from home on Mondays and Fridays increasing personal time. Further, this helps to reduce the brand's carbon footprint by eliminating the need for employees to commute on those days.
In addition to paid volunteer hours, generous vacation policies, mentorship programs, in-office wellness amenities and more, the company presently offers an eco-friendly work environment that promotes sustainable practices such as in-office recycling, the use of non-plastics, and more.
"Last year we celebrated a brand milestone: our 30th Anniversary, but now we have to look to the future," said Mark Talucci, CEO and Founder of The Sak and Sakroots. "As I look back over the last three decades and where the world was when we started versus now, I recognize the importance of reframing the way The Sak functions as a global citizen with an added pledge for environmental stewardship, authentic craftsmanship and philanthropy."
For more information on The Sak Brand Group and their sustainable practices, please visit TheSak.com
About The Sak
The Sak is the original California lifestyle brand built on authentic design, handcrafted details and environmentally responsible practices. Each high-quality leather and hand-crocheted bag is created thoughtfully to reflect our love of craftsmanship, artistry and global influences. The Sak is sold in over 10,000 retail locations worldwide.
Sakroots is a free-spirited lifestyle brand for young-minded women who have a passion for fashion, art and nature. Sakroots delivers fresh and exciting products through unique artist driven patterns, each tied to a nature-related charity that share our social mission to make the world better and gives our customers the opportunity to donate to their charity of choice on www.sakroots.com. Sakroots matches all donations, dollar for dollar. Learn more about our matching program, Art for a Cause, at: www.sakroots.com/art-for-a-cause.
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